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MAY
29

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: The 2018 Kahn Humanities Lecture

Tue, May 29   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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In a commissioned lecture at Brooklyn Public Library, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans mayor who removed the city’s Confederate statues...

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: The 2018 Kahn Humanities Lecture

JUN
5

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Camille Harris

Tue, Jun 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: “The Monster Under My Bed,” “Muffin Man,” and “Chopsticks.”

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Camille Harris

JUN
9

Summer Reading 2018 Kickoff: Come Jam With Us!

Sat, Jun 9   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library

bpl presents kids Summer Jam summer reading

On Saturday June 9, Summer Reading 2018 kicks off a musical celebration of Summer Reading with fun programs and activities for all ages from 10 am – 3 pm throughout Central Library.

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Summer Reading 2018 Kickoff: Come Jam With Us!

JUN
10

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Jun 10   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

bpl presents health and wellness poetry Yoga

Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by its author.

Joelle Hann began her yoga practice in 1997 and completed her teacher...

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Yoga & Poetry

JUN
11

Chair Making Workshop

Mon, Jun 11   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, community members are invited to participate in building a chair to be used in the Spacebuster for the week, and ready to take home on Sunday, June 17. The chair building exercise is...

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Chair Making Workshop

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Matt Munisteri

Mon, Jun 11   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza, Matt Munisteri will perform at the Brown Bag Lunch Concert series

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri is a Brooklyn native who grew up as...

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Matt Munisteri

Chair Making Workshop

Mon, Jun 11   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, community members are invited to participate in building a chair to be used in the Spacebuster for the week, and ready to take home on Sunday, June 17. The chair building exercise is...

Chair Making Workshop

Daily Walk: Amy Peck, Prospect Park historian

Mon, Jun 11   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us for a guided walk through the neighborhood led by a different artist, activist, historian or architect each day.

Amy Peck is the archivist and historian for Prospect Park Alliance. In...

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Daily Walk: Amy Peck, Prospect Park historian

Dear America: Isolation

Mon, Jun 11   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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Dear America is a cultural initiative founded in 2017 that provides a platform for artists of all genres to express their views of America.

Dear America examines America and Isolation as part of the Democracy Lab. Artists will consider...

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Dear America: Isolation

JUN
12

Coffee and the New York Times

Tue, Jun 12   9:00 am to 9:30 am   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us each day at 9am with a collective reading of the New York Times led by a different community leader or artist.

 

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Coffee and the New York Times

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Brandee Younger

Tue, Jun 12   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza, jazz harpist Brandee Younger will perform at the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series.

A fearless and versatile talent, harpist Brandee Younger moves far...

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Brandee Younger

Daily Walk: Nathan Kensinger, Chance Ecologies

Tue, Jun 12   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us for a guided walk through the neighborhood led by a different artist, activist, historian or architect each day.

Chance Ecologies is a public arts project that explores un-designed...

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Daily Walk: Nathan Kensinger, Chance Ecologies

Lynne Tillman and Nell Painter

Tue, Jun 12   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Park Slope Library

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Authors Lynne Tillman and Nell Painter discuss their newest books.

Kaleidoscopic and encyclopedic, comic, tragic, and philosophical, Tillman’s Men and Apparitions showcases Lynne Tillman not only as a brilliantly original novelist...

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Lynne Tillman and Nell Painter

JUN
13

Coffee and the New York Times

Wed, Jun 13   9:00 am to 9:30 am   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us each day at 9am with a collective reading of the New York Times led by a different community leader or artist.

 

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Coffee and the New York Times

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Salieu Suso

Wed, Jun 13   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza, kora player Salieu Suso will perform at the Brown Bag Lunch Concert series.

Salieu Suso was born into a family of farmers and traditional musicians/...

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Salieu Suso

Visually Speaking: Through a Lens Queer(ly)

Wed, Jun 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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Navigating the contemporary political landscape for many is a daunting task. Imagine forces against you because of your beliefs and gender orientation in spite of civil right advances. As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab [working title] in...

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Visually Speaking: Through a Lens Queer(ly)

JUN
14

Coffee and the New York Times

Thu, Jun 14   9:00 am to 9:30 am   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us each day at 9am with a collective reading of the New York Times led by a different community leader or artist.

 

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Gabriel Royal

Thu, Jun 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza, Gabriel Royal will perform at the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series.

It takes a while for Gabriel Royal’s musical style to strike you. His songs...

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Gabriel Royal

Red Hook Community Justice Center Peacemaking Circle

Thu, Jun 14   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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Building on a traditional Native American approach to justice, the Red Hook Community Justice Center’s Peacemaking Program comes to the Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza. Family members and friends of recent victims of police...

Red Hook Community Justice Center Peacemaking Circle

JUN
15

Coffee and the New York Times

Fri, Jun 15   9:00 am to 9:30 am   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us each day at 9am with a collective reading of the New York Times led by a different community leader or artist.

 

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: João Luiz Rezende

Fri, Jun 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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 As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza, João Luiz Rezende will perform at the Brown Bag Lunch Concert series.

João Luiz Rezende, a highly trained and internationally acclaimed guitarist, is...

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: João Luiz Rezende

Mike Reiss on The Simpsons at 30

Fri, Jun 15   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of BPL Presents’s Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza, four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss shares stories, secrets and scandals from his thirty years writing for The Simpsons. The raucous program examines the show’s use of...

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Mike Reiss on The Simpsons at 30

JUN
16

Coffee and the New York Times

Sat, Jun 16   9:00 am to 9:30 am   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us each day at 9am with a collective reading of the New York Times led by a different community leader or artist.

 

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Re-Imagining the City: Creating a Community-Driven Vision

Sat, Jun 16   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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How can diverse communities come together to create a shared vision for vibrant public spaces that are welcoming to all? Join Sue Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains Prospect Park, and Casey...

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Re-Imagining the City: Creating a Community-Driven Vision

Green Design Lab

Sat, Jun 16   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, architects present green and sustainable innovations in their building designs; audiences get to play with those same designs in an interactive display, which will include "virtual reality tour of BPL'...

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Green Design Lab

Dear God, I'm Horny: A Deep Dive into Desire with a Few Faith Leaders

Sat, Jun 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Grand Army Plaza

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Are you lost in lust? Drowning in desire? Pickled by porn? Writers and Comedians Mike Albo (The Underminer, Unitard) and Ophira Eisenberg (WNYC’s Ask Me Another) want help figuring out how to be more spiritual when it comes to their sexual lives...

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Dear God, I'm Horny: A Deep Dive into Desire with a Few Faith Leaders

JUN
17

Coffee and the New York Times

Sun, Jun 17   9:00 am to 9:30 am   Grand Army Plaza

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As part of Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, join us each day at 9am with a collective reading of the New York Times led by a different community leader or artist.

 

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Message from the Library: Edwidge Danticat

Sun, Jun 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

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A biannual presentation, Message from the Library hosts leading cultural figures commissioned by BPL to reflect on today’s most critical issues in our local and global communities. The series is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in...

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Message from the Library: Edwidge Danticat

JUN
19

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick

Tue, Jun 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Emmy Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick guides us on a journey that leads to all the treasures of the world. Songs unfold like storybooks, captivating young minds, drawing them into adventures, stirring their imagination!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick

JUN
27

Meet Nelson Mandela’s family, authors of the new book Grandad Mandela

Wed, Jun 27   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library

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Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela’s grandson and Director of The Mandela Legacy Zondwa Mandela and his children, the co-authors of this book, Zazi (age 8) and Ziwelene (age 6). 

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Meet Nelson Mandela’s family, authors of the new book Grandad Mandela

JUL
11

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Wed, Jul 11   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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The Big Band sound is a uniquely American combination of reeds, brass, and rhythm that defined America's popular music for more than three decades. Swingtime Big Band vividly brings this classic music to life in three-dimensional sound,...

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Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

JUL
18

Plaza Swing Series: StringsNskins

Wed, Jul 18   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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The traditional sound of the djembe along with the classical sound of the violin. The rhythms of Haiti combined with the exotic Afro sounds of Colombia with an urban twist from Brooklyn. StringsNskins takes you on a journey through the African...

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Plaza Swing Series: StringsNskins

JUL
25

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King

Wed, Jul 25   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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A contemporary of Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and other mambo-era icons, Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King, is the only orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still performs regularly. Get ready to mambo!

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Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King

AUG
1

Plaza Swing Series: Matt Munisteri

Wed, Aug 1   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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Matt Munisteri is a virtuosic and in-demand guitarist with a wide-ranging roster of notable artists across the jazz and American-roots spectrum including Cassandra Wilson, Madeline Peyroux, Loudon Wainwright and “Little” Jimmy Scott. He’ll lead...

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Plaza Swing Series: Matt Munisteri

AUG
8

Plaza Swing Series: Nation Beat

Wed, Aug 8   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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Nation Beat is a NYC-Brazilian collision that parades with an infectious, audacious energy, seamlessly bridging folkloric Brazilian rhythms with classic American roots music in an altogether creative and original manner. NB’s 21st Century fusion...

Plaza Swing Series: Nation Beat

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